This is one I had bought a sample of a couple of years back and just recently got around to buying it. There is a smoky flavor to this tea but it is not too strong. There was some bitterness in the early steeps but not too much. It did develop a mildly sweet flavor eventually but not initially. There were no unpleasant aged flavors to this tea, the sort of negative flavors teas this old often develop. That I think is this teas strongest point.

I steeped this tea eight times in an 130ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec,25 sec, and 30 sec. The tea was certainly not finished but as always I was watching my caffeine intake.

Flavors: Smoke

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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